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International Ice Patrol Iceberg Drift Tracks, Version 1
Entry ID: G00874_1


Summary
Abstract: The International Ice Patrol (IIP) tracks, plots, and predicts iceberg positions in the North Atlantic Ocean. The IIP area of responsibility is 40 to 52 degrees North, 39 to 57 degrees West. During several years (1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, and 1989) individual icebergs were tagged with buoys developed by the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. The motion of the icebergs bearing the USCG buoys were then tracked via satellite. Observation periods range from one week to two years depending on the buoy. The data are stored in the National Oceanographic Data Center format for drifting buoys (format number 156).

Purpose: Scientific Research
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 52.0   S: 40.0   E: -39.0   W: -57.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: International Ice Patrol Iceberg Drift Tracks, Version 1
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Dataset DOI: 10.7265/N52Z13FD
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1977-02-25
Stop Date: 1989-07-24
Platform
BUOYS Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

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Role: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1995-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-16


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